Life's Lessons Learned (My first few days with my Epilog)

by jaigh_taylor on Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:36 am

I picked up my 45 Watt Mini 24 Friday evening. We immediately set it up and began to tinker. The unit itself is much louder than I anticipated. It moves a metric-ass-load of air over the heatsinks. I haven't gotten a DB meter and shot it, but if I had to guess it'd be in excess of 65db.

Other notes!

When using the rotary attachment, make sure your round piece is smooth on the left side (the side that will end up against the bumper) otherwise your engraving will have irregular edges.

Figure out a way to index your work piece in the machine.

Keep a small stack of shimming material around for "irregular" items.

Using a flatbed scanner to place/tweak art is a godsend. Seriously.

Experiment, Experiment, Experiment.

*more later, I promise.*
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Re: Life's Lessons Learned (My first few days with my Epilog)

by jaigh_taylor on Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:25 pm

For doing multiple pieces.
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Re: Life's Lessons Learned (My first few days with my Epilog)

by LaserGregg on Sun Feb 15, 2009 5:26 pm

lasers are cool...... congratulations!
there is no teacher but your imagination... and tech help. send my regards.
chances are the can not help out unless you break down... they have not done what you have.
5 years later I know. burn burn burn. I just finished 12 full one off table runs.high res. deep etch.
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